Friday, September 12, 2008

Chicago's Jewish Congregations

(click on the map above to see "full-sized")

Continuing to look at the Tutor/Mentor Institute's document,"How Faith Communities Can Lead Volunteer Mobilization For Tutor/Mentor Programs"...

With no fewer than 101 congregations, mostly located in more affluent communities, and clustered near I94 (a major artery leading into high-poverty communities throughout Chicago), Jewish congregations are in a strong position to take leadership roles and "point members to tutor/mentor programs that already exist, or to neighborhoods, where new programs need to be created."

Please take a look also at the blog entry for Chicago's Places of Worship for more information on how this can happen, why it's so important, and how all faith communities - regardless of denomination or belief - can use the T/MC's strategies to increase the reach, frequency and consistency of tutoring and mentoring programs.

Also, please visit the T/MC website to get information about T/M programs in all parts of the region. And, go to the T/MC Program Locator, or the Interactive Zip Code Map to find locations of programs that can use your volunteer or donor help.

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